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I'll be on holidays but I doubt it'll be the primary TV attraction anyway. Wexford v Monaghan will presumably by the choice?

Round 3A in the football qualifiers is on the 8th July I think and round 2 of the hurling qualifiers. Some potentially big games in both so I'd say no games will be shown from this side of the draw.

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General discussion / Re: Lions Tour
« on: June 24, 2017, 10:02:40 AM »
Boom!! Different gravy Lions class but just not in the same league as NZ.

Lions class!? They've hardly had an attack all game. Are you listening to the sky commentary and not actually watching. Poor that this is the best 4 countries can produce. One good play is about all they e produced.

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: June 22, 2017, 10:57:00 PM »
Saw a bit of this game on Facebook  (Docsport). Big Dan McNulty hit some great frees off the ground.

That was about all Mc Nulty done. Someone claimed Munro was wasted, possibly yes, they probably needed him out the field but he totally nullified Mc Nulty. Carrickmore actually looked like they had the extra man in 2nd half, attacking in waves while Clonoe sat back, completely opposite to their 1st half

Can anyone confirm the Ref disallowed the goal for Square Ball?? A lot of folk around Me couldn't believe it as it was from open play and they all agreed that Square Ball was only on a set play now, so should have stood. I think that may have put Carrickmore 3-2 to 0-6 up at that stage, could've made a difference

In open play you still aren't allowed in the square before the ball is kicked in. Once it's kicked you are allowed to run in.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Tyrone v Donegal - Sunday 18th June at 2pm
« on: June 22, 2017, 08:18:32 AM »
now that the dust has settled on the game and ive watched it a second time i can see there was a definite shift in tactics from tyrone. longer kickouts, variety of kicking into full forward line, less ponderous fist passing and the result was a very good performance. the tyrone players really seemed to enjoy being allowed to do what they do best and thats play football. donegal shocking poor though so wouldnt be getting too carried away with result.

Do you ever sit back and think maybe Mickey Harte knows a bit more about football than you do? During the last 3 league games when you were coming on calling for his head it never occurred to you that perhaps he was holding something back for the championship. Not once did that seem to factor into your over the top nonsense. And I'm glad you brought up the Cavan game last year below as you seem to have forgotten about it when talking about how negative Tyrone played football last year. It isn't always easy to play football against the top teams when they go defensive like Donegal and Mayo last year.

Harte is no one trick pony when it comes to tactics and they have varied considerably at times since he took over. His longevity and ability to motivate the players and keep more or less all the top players in the county playing over such a period is testament to the man. Long may he continue managing Tyrone.

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: June 21, 2017, 01:46:01 PM »
I think you've hit the nail on the head there Norf in that we mixed it up a hell of a lot more.
We went from being a robotic machine where everyone knew we would take short kick outs, we would run the ball all the time, we would concede the short kick outs to a style of we'll play it as we see it and sometimes we'll run it and sometimes we'll kick it in to Bradley or whoever was in. I often saw Petey playing in FF as well.

I think Bradley's movement inside from corner to corner kept Donegal guessing to would we kick it in and if so to which side or would we run it. We were hitting a lot more diagonal balls in as well which we don't usually do.

I think it's crazy some people can't see we definitely played quite different to how we usually do but maybe part of that was because Donegal pushed up a lot more on our kickouts so we bypassed half their team with long kickouts.

Down will be a lot more prepared for that now of course.  :o

Nonsense, they did not play different, things clicked and Donegal were poor, simple as. I think you are saying the played different based on kicking more. They will always kick if it is on just won't take stupid chances. That is the only thing you are basing it on.

Pushing up on the opposition kickout and a focus on winning primary possession around the middle was definitely a shift from previous years. In terms of attacking we definitely pushing forward quicker than in last years games v Donegal and Mayo. But as I said previously on the board we had scored heavily in the games before that and attacked more in numbers but struggled against the big teams to get the balance correct.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Tyrone v Donegal - Sunday 18th June at 2pm
« on: June 21, 2017, 10:52:48 AM »
I thought the same Ned, that whilst he did quite well out around the middle and set up Brennan for his goal chance, I thought he was far too slow releasing the ball at times and if the roles were reversed for his big goal chance then Sludden would have drawn the defender and released the ball to Sean who would be screaming for it.

Another time he was running into men on the 40 and whilst he kept possession he kicked a silly short pass no where near its target instead of a simple quick handpass outside him much earlier in the move.

Just bad decision making I think and probably thinks he needs to stand up and take these chances rather than looking around him.
Still, I think he's a handy man to have out around the MF where he can make a good mark from time to time and run from deep

Cavanagh, although not at his absolute best on Sunday, still is vital to this team. I believe that some teams think he is a bigger threat than he actually is these days and that will be crucial later in the championship as teams will use their best man marker on him or form a plan to stop him. I couldn't believe Mayo sacrificed Lee Keegan last year, Sean should have stood in full forward and not budged, completely neutralising Keegan's influence, but unforuntately Sean moved out the pitch and ultimately let Keegan dominate and wind him up.

From memory Keegan did very little in the game until Cavanagh got sent off and he had a bit of freedom to attack. Cavanagh was a bit wasteful on Sunday but still well involved and well worth his place on the team. If we are going to push up on kickouts it's important he's out there helping Colm, Mattie and whoever has is in midfield.

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: June 19, 2017, 11:02:47 AM »
I think that it is worth noting that if Mc Hugh had of buried his gift of a goal, this would have been a very different game.

Or if Cavanagh, Hampsey or Harte had taken their goal chances the game could have been totally out of sight at half time.

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: June 19, 2017, 11:01:38 AM »
Assuming the next two rounds of the league go ahead as planned Tyrone's win yesterday should leave the club leagues well rattled through and a much earlier finish than last year. That will be 9 of the 10 non starred games played. It'll leave 3 starred games to be played late July/August and the league more or less done pre championship.

Seems to be better organised this year, doesnt it?  League games seem to be rattling off rightly.

It does though they have been a bit luckier with the Tyrone games this year. There was a long break between the league and championship with no league final to worry about. And the fact Tyrone won yesterday and no semi replay like last year will help further. It's also a good idea to get the reserve championship played now when players are still interested. Hopefully by time Tyrone are out the league (apart from play offs) and reserve championships should be close to done.

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: June 19, 2017, 10:54:17 AM »
Assuming the next two rounds of the league go ahead as planned Tyrone's win yesterday should leave the club leagues well rattled through and a much earlier finish than last year. That will be 9 of the 10 non starred games played. It'll leave 3 starred games to be played late July/August and the league more or less done pre championship.

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: June 19, 2017, 10:51:31 AM »
I forgot to mention T McCann who was excellent as well, especially according to one or two on here he's not good enough to be on the team. It wasn't Sean Cavanagh's best game missing a few chances but still think he was involved well and his driving run nearly sent Brennan through for a goal. He also comes out and can compete well around the middle. He'll be disappointed with his finish for the first goal chance.

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: June 19, 2017, 10:47:45 AM »
A fantastic performance and one that will hopefully shut up a few critics for another while anyway. No word from Southtyronegael yet on the match? For all the doom and gloom that has been pedalled here for 6 months including after a hammering of Derry Tyrone have probably never scored as many times in the first two games of a championship. The movement and point taking was excellent throughout whilst still maintaining a strong defensive shield.

The tactics where largely similar to previous years but there definitely was a tweak to it with more emphasis on attacking in numbers. Was delighted to see us not only push up on the kickout properly for a change but also compete so strongly in midfield. Colm Cavanagh was excellent there and we also fought hard for the breaking ball.

Last year I thought we had mixed the defensive structure with attacking football well up until the ulster final and all Ireland quarter final when we became too concerned with defence. It looks like we have learnt from that and are hopefully ready to push on for a big summer ahead.

I see despite scoring 1-21 people are still questioning Lee Brennan's omission. I suspect he could have been carrying a knock but either way Mickey Harte is the right man to make the decision on whether he is ready, he see's much more of him than the rest of us. The fact he threw in Mulgrew shows he has no bother throwing in younger players. Was great to see McGeary and Hampsey really step up yesterday as well as the return to form of Harte and Mattie. Sludden was excellent as well.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Tyrone v Donegal - Sunday 18th June at 2pm
« on: June 16, 2017, 09:24:11 PM »
Think you'll be able to buy tickets on the day?

Yeah don't think there'd be any bother, especially for the terrace tickets.

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: June 16, 2017, 11:47:26 AM »
At least Fuzzman and Redhand Santa are excited!!!!!

Yeah I'm looking forward to hard fought game between two of the top 5 or 6 teams in the country, maybe even top 4. First proper game of the year for Tyrone and interested to see how we've developed from last year. Everything before now was a warm up for this game. Expecting more scores and an improved game than last year though scores will still be hard worked.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Tyrone v Donegal - Sunday 18th June at 2pm
« on: June 16, 2017, 10:57:22 AM »
why does mickey feel the need to name numbers 27 to 31?. Its a 26 man panel. These other lads have as much chance of playing as cuthbert!

I'd imagine to make them feel as much part of the panel as the rest of the players in the 26. Which is fair enough given they've been training with the team since last November and been involved all year. You need a strong 30 plus squad to compete. Some of the players not in the 26 could well feature as the year goes on.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Tyrone v Donegal - Sunday 18th June at 2pm
« on: June 15, 2017, 10:06:01 PM »
I wouldn't be surprised if there's not a change or two on the day. Sometimes he makes changes sometimes he doesn't.

I assume the first 26 are the players that can be used and the other five are just listed so they're included. Anyone missing must be injured.

Is it just Loughran and McNabb not named there?

Is Loughran still on the panel?

Loughran played in in house game last week and still in panel. Must be carrying an injury, has struggled all year. Can't think of anyone else missing. With Mcaliskey, Munroe and joe gone the panel could be at 33.

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